6:00 am, Thu 24 Jan 2013
Council fights Perranporth mine closure order
11-year-old Eleanor Clarke
Credit: Family photograph
A parish council is going to court today to fight an order to cover up three old tin mines in Perranporth near where an 11-year-old holidaymaker died.
Eleanor Clarke fell down another exposed mine in 2010. The council says the land is privately owned and it doesn't have the funds to carry out the work.
4:02 pm, Fri 21 Dec 2012 Perranporth Beach Mine Shafts
Council fights order to seal mine entrances: full report
A parish council in Cornwall is fighting a demand to seal off abandoned mines on a beach where a young holidaymaker died.
Eleven year old Eleanor Clarke fell down a mine shaft at Perranporth Beach two years ago.
The council risks criminal prosecution if it ignores the order from Cornwall Council. It argues it has already put in adequate safety measures.
Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports:
6:30 am, Fri 21 Dec 2012 Perranporth Beach Mine Shafts
Council fights order to seal mine entrances at Perranporth
A sealed-off entrance to a mine shaft at Perranporth.
Credit: ITV Westcountry
A parish council is fighting an order to seal off entrances to abandoned mines on a Cornish beach where a young holidaymaker died.
Eleven year old Eleanor Clarke fell down a shaft at Perranporth Beach in 2010. The parish council has been told to close the entrances to three other old mines.
Credit: family photograph
4:10 pm, Tue 21 Aug 2012 Westcountry News In Brief
A man has been arrested after another man was found stabbed in Perranporth in Cornwall.
The 25 year old is currently being treated for his injuries at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. A 40 year old man is in custody.
11:09 am, Mon 23 Jul 2012 Perranporth Plane Crash
Crash pilot may have taken own life
Andrew Stillwell-Cox died when his light aircraft crashed near RAF Portreath on Saturday.
Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police
A pilot who died when his light aircraft plunged into cliffs may have deliberately taken his own life.
Former Royal Navy officer Andrew Stillwell-Cox died when his plane crashed close to RAF Portreath just minutes after taking off at nearby Perranporth airfield on Saturday.
Emergency services found the burning wreckage dangling precariously close the cliff edge at Sheep Rock, surrounded by pockets of fire.
Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed that suicide is one of the lines of inquiry being pursued by detectives.
A major rescue operation was launched involving a search and rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose, Devon and Cornwall Police, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and Falmouth Coastguards.
Nobody else was thought to have been in the aircraft and there were no casualties on the ground.
5:58 pm, Sat 21 Jul 2012 Perranporth Plane Crash
Man dies in cliff plane crash
The pilot of a light aircraft has died after it crashed into a cliff near RAF Portreath in North Cornwall. The plane had earlier taken off from Perranporth Flying Club before the crash, which happened just after 4pm. No-one else was on board.
The aircraft caught fire after striking the cliff edge near a potato field. Police and fire crews are at the scene. It's believed the male pilot came from St Austell.